Representative Herman Otten — 2017


Picture of Representative Herman Otten

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 06
Counties: Lincoln
Occupation: Construction

Home Address:
27543 468th Ave.
Lennox, SD 57039

Home: 605-941-1770
Capitol: 605-773-3851
Business: 605-941-1770

Email: Herman.Otten@sdlegislature.gov

Session Committees

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 464 
Local GovernmentMember TTh 10:00 AM Room 414 

Prime Sponsor

HB 1071change the procedure for a minor boundary change. 
HB 1095revise and clarify certain provisions relating to municipal officers. 
HB 1096revise certain provisions regarding the challenging of certain election petitions. 
HB 1135revise certain exceptions to special assessments levied upon real property. 
HB 1179provide a credit for the return of certain motor vehicle number plates. 
SB 106identify criteria to deny a minor boundary change. 
SB 146revise certain provisions regarding the closure of county and township roads due to high water. 
SC 2Congratulating and honoring Sara Bakken on being named Outstanding Young Music Educator. 
SC 3Congratulating and honoring Mike Whitehead on winning the State Truck Driving Competition. 
SC 6Congratulating and honoring the Tea Area High School Titans Boys Basketball Team for earning the Region 4A title. 
SC 7Congratulating and honoring the Tea Area Titan Soccer Team in winning the 2013 Boys State Soccer Championship. 
SC 9Congratulating and honoring Mick Nesseim of Tea, South Dakota, for placing first in the Men's Level 2 competition at the Mounted Shooters State Shoot. 
SC 10Congratulating and honoring Dawn Murphy on being awarded Finance Officer of the Year by the South Dakota Municipal League. 
SC 12Congratulating and honoring the Lennox sixth grade boys in winning the Extreme Hoops Tournament. 
SC 13Congratulating and honoring the Lennox archery team for winning the South Dakota State Archery Championship. 
SC 17Congratulating and honoring the Tea Weekly and the Lennox Independent writers for receiving numerous first place awards at the South Dakota/North Dakota Newspaper Associations' Convention. 

Co Sponsor

HB 1070sunset certain tax refund claims for an economic development incentive program that has been previously terminated and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1086create a leased residential property classification and to establish the school district general fund levy for the property classification. 
HB 1100prohibit the use of certain photo monitoring devices to detect red light violations. 
HB 1110revise certain provisions regarding the definition of a resident for the purposes of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. 
HB 1129prohibit the use of certain explosive targets in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1136limit the authority of delegates to a limited Article V convention to vote for unauthorized amendments contrary to legislative instructions and to provide a civil fine for the violation thereof. 
HB 1142enhance the support for public postsecondary technical institutes, to transfer certain funds, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1154authorize the commissioner of school and public lands to grant certain surface and subsurface easements to provide access to oil, gas, minerals, and geothermal resources. 
HB 1204include certain funds in a school district's local effort for purposes of the state aid to general education formula. 
HB 1205create the school district tax revenue fund and to revise the distribution of certain tax revenues to school districts. 
HB 1215provide for the issuance of free fishing licenses to residents aged eighty-five and older. 
HB 1230revise certain provisions concerning the county tax levy for highways and bridges and to permit counties to levy the existing highway and bridge reserve fund tax to make necessary road and bridge improvements. 
HB 1238provide for the impoundment of license plates after multiple driving under the influence offenses. 
HB 1261authorize the Transportation Commission to award grants to replace, repair, and renovate county and township bridges and to make an appropriation therefor. 
HC 1001Honoring the 2013 Dakota Valley High School Panthers Volleyball Team. 
HC 1002Honoring the 2013 Canton High School football team. 
HC 1030Commending and honoring Robert (Bob) Graff, a member of the Agar-Blunt-Onida School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2013. 
HC 1031Congratulating and commending the White River High School Boys Basketball Team for its State B Championship and successful 2012-2013 season. 
HC 1032Honoring the 2013 Todd County Boys Cross Country Team. 
HC 1033Honoring Kerri Young of Mitchell, South Dakota, on her outstanding achievement in Mitchell High School girls basketball. 
HC 1056Recognizing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the location filming of Dances With Wolves in South Dakota. 
HC 1057Recognizing and honoring the American Association of State Troopers 2013 Trooper of the Year recipient, Trooper Andrew Steen. 
HC 1059Honoring and commending Shelby Specht of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for receiving a 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. 
HCR 1003Recognizing the outstanding public service of President Calvin Coolidge and his support of Mount Rushmore. 
SB 62establish a comprehensive evaluation of the common core state standards and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 64require a waiting period prior to the adoption of new uniform content standards and to provide for an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. 
SB 66provide immunity to clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations that decline to provide certain marriage services. 
SB 67provide protection to certain businesses or persons that decline to provide certain wedding services or goods due to the free exercise of religion. 
SB 85revise certain provisions regarding confidential criminal justice information. 
SB 123require the Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen and test applicants for certain financial assistance benefits to determine if the applicants are using controlled substances. 
SB 126regulate the sale of raw milk for human consumption. 
SB 127make an appropriation to fund the Teach for America grant program. 
SB 130reinstate certain civil actions for childhood sexual abuse if subsequent legislation had the effect of limiting the plaintiff's right to recovery. 
SB 131provide that a truancy complaint is grounds to refuse a certificate for excuse from school attendance. 
SB 139authorize the testing of autonomous cars on the highways of South Dakota. 
SB 145encourage schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
SB 154establish the Jolene's Law Task Force to study the impact of sexual abuse of children in this state and to make recommendations to the Legislature on policies to effectively address the issue. 
SB 171recognize certain federal forms as sufficient to direct the disposition of the body of a servicemember. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the 2012-2013 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota, including Al Leber, Dakota Valley, School Superintendent; Tim Koehler, Harrisburg, Middle School Principal; Georgia Sandgren, Black Hills Special Services Coop, School Business Official; Tanja Pederson, Harrisburg, Elementary School Principal; Tim Raabe, Lennox, Secondary School Principal; Jim Seyer, Spearfish, Assistant Secondary School Principal; Jeff Ward, Meade, Curriculum Director; and Kristin Hamman, Harrisburg, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator professional groups. 
SC 22Honoring the South Dakota Head Start Association. 

Hearings

No Hearings Scheduled